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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was at Michigan International Speedway this past weekend for the Consumers Energy 400 where, for the most part, the cream rose to the top. Two of the “Big Three” continued to dominate, much like they have done all year. On the other hand, a few other drivers stated their …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono Part II

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the three corners of Pocono Raceway for the second time in two months, and for a while, it seemed as though we would see a first-time winner at the Tricky Triangle for the third straight year (Chris Buescher 2016, Ryan Blaney 2017). But …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander Outdoors 400

Kyle Larson should be a favorite this weekend (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way to Pocono Raceway for the second time this season. The green flag flies for Sunday’s (July 29) Gander Outdoors 400 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. Go to fanduel.com/frontstretch to sign up FREE and you’ll …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Blaney Discusses New Hampshire, Tommy Joe Martins Rants Everything NASCAR

(Photos: Zach Catanzareti)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, Ryan Blaney joins the show to discuss his New Hampshire weekend with Dustin Albino. After a quick stint with the driver of the No. 12 car, Tommy Joe Martins calls in to discuss everything NASCAR with Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run to get …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Kentucky Speedway Saturday night (July 14). Most of the time when a horse dominates in horse racing, retirement is just around the corner, but that’s nowhere near the case in NASCAR. Martin Truex Jr. straight up dominated another MENCS race and he’s nowhere near stopping. Truex joins Kevin …

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Up to Speed: Can Ryan Blaney Turn the Tide as the Playoffs Approach?

Photo: Danny Peters

Ryan Blaney is playoff bound in 2018. No, he does not have a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win this year.  He did come close Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway (July 14) by finishing second to Martin Truex Jr.  It is Blaney’s best finish of the season and his first top five in 12 races. …

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Martin Truex Jr. Dominates En Route to Second Straight Kentucky Victory

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The word of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been dominance. Kevin Harvick dominated the start of the season followed by the domination of Kyle Busch at the midway point but one name has been consistently either in the win column or inside the top five. Now, it’s defending series champion Martin Truex …

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Did You Notice?: How Fast Are NASCAR’s Young Drivers Winning?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Did You Notice? … The sigh of relief among NASCAR officials the second Erik Jones reached Victory Lane? Jones is just the third 20-something driver to win this year, joining Austin Dillon (Daytona) and Joey Logano (Talladega). All of them have won at restrictor plate races, known for parity and a different type of driver skill. …

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Pace Laps: Destruction & Heartbreak in Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Penske’s Poor Performance Daytona’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 didn’t move the needle on restrictor plate racing. But for those who love it? The race got your heart pumping for the better part of four hours. There was a first-time winner, Erik Jones, who made a thrilling green-white-checkered pass on …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is the Best Restrictor Plate Racer in NASCAR Right Now?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend marks the third restrictor-plate race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of the 2018 season. The previous two races have had their share of wrecks, action and excitement too. When it comes to these types of tracks, a lot of fans, drivers and media would all have classified Dale Earnhardt Jr. as …

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